An electrical engineering degree with all the benefits of two schools

Electrical engineers make the world go round – they play an integral part in power generation, electronics development, telecommunications and so much more.

A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from the University of Missouri–St. Louis prepares you to become one of the important professionals creating the electrical infrastructure we depend on every day.

This BSEE degree stands out for its unique format that gives you the best of two electrical engineering schools – UMSL and Washington University in St. Louis. For UMSL tuition plus a small fee, you can take your foundational courses at UMSL and your upper-level engineering classes in WashU’s prestigious engineering department.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Electrical Engineering Program Criteria.

A BSEE degree for any type of student

Our bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering is suitable for students at all stages of life – from those who have yet to enter the workforce to professionals looking for a career change.

Whether you’re a full-time or part-time student, classes for this electrical engineering degree are held in the late afternoon or evening, making it possible to maintain work, internship or co-op responsibilities. That means every student has plenty of time and opportunity to complement their coursework with industry experience.


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Why earn your electrical engineering degree at UMSL?

A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from UMSL stands out by being:

  • ABET accredited. This electrical engineering degree is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
  • Taught by experienced faculty. The majority of the faculty you’ll learn from are professional engineers with real-world expertise.
  • Affordable. For access to two electrical engineering schools, you’ll pay UMSL tuition and a small engineering fee.
  • In partnership with Washington University. WashU is a prestigious electrical engineering school, and you’ll have access to its faculty, labs, libraries and more.
  • Conveniently scheduled. Complete coursework for your BSEE degree in the evenings so you have all day to work or intern.
  • Located near internship opportunities. St. Louis is a hub of industry, and staff at both UMSL and WashU can place you in internships that can prepare you for a successful career.

What can you do with an electrical engineering degree?

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering find employment in a variety of industries. Perhaps most obvious is power generation, but BSEE degrees also get you essential roles in manufacturing, electrical product development, telecommunications network management and more.

Companies hiring people with electrical engineering degrees include engineering firms, manufacturing companies, telecommunications services and even government agencies. Over 95 percent of our graduates are either employed or pursuing a graduate degree, and many of our graduates find employment right here in St. Louis.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for an electrical engineer is $101,780 per year, and the field is expected to grow by 3 percent over the next 10 years.


Median annual salary


Employment growth by 2033

Career Opportunities

  • Communication Networks
  • Defense and Aerospace Electronics
  • Energy Generation and Distribution
  • Motor and Actuator Development
  • Security Systems


Program Educational Objectives

Our program aspires to make positive, substantive and lasting contributions to the lives of our students. The traditional and nontraditional students in the electrical engineering program often have prior experience in industry or the military, and have the opportunity for experiential learning through internships. The program seeks to impart an education that inspires the graduates to constantly share their knowledge with others, to continually improve their knowledge and understanding, and to persistently adapt to change in technology and world needs. Graduates of the program are expected to develop and use professional skills that facilitate their continued career growth well beyond their graduation. Graduates should be able to apply their comprehensive education with the highest ethical standards within the engineering profession or a related field.

The objectives are to:

  • Meet the needs of employers of electrical engineers, with an emphasis on the St. Louis region.

  • Meet the expectations of graduate schools that our alumni attend.

Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will have an ability to:

  1. identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;

  2. apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;

  3. communicate effectively with a range of audiences;

  4. recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;

  5. function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;

  6. develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions, and

  7. acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Plan of study

A program of 124 semester hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

  • Majors must complete the University General Education and Graduation requirements, the Pre-Engineering Requirements, the Core Engineering Requirements, and Major Requirements.

  • Majors must first complete JE MATH 3170, Engineering Mathematics, with a minimum grade of C-.

  • Majors must also complete JE ENGR 2300, Introduction to Electrical Networks, with a minimum grade of C-.

  • A minimum grade of C- is necessary to meet the prerequisite requirement for any course.

General Education Requirements

The following courses fulfill general education and graduation requirements and are required of Civil Engineering majors:

PHIL 2259 Engineering Ethics 3
PHIL 3380 Philosophy of Science 3
HIST 1001
 OR HIST 1002
American Civilization 1865 to Present (MOTR HIST 102) 3
Three Additional Science Courses 1 9

Total Hours


1 One Social Science course must satisfy the Cultural Diversity Requirement. Humanities and social sciences electives must meet both the University of Missouri—St. Louis General Education Requirements and the Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements of the Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program. Check with your advisor for details.

Pre-Engineering Requirements

Students seeking to major in engineering are first designated as ‘Undeclared with an interest in Engineering majors’ until they have completed Math 1800 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I. Upon successful completion of Math 1800 with a grade of C or better, students will be allowed to declare pre-engineering as their major. Math 1800 must be completed successfully within two attempts.

MATH 1800 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
MATH 1900 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5
MATH 2000 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 5
MATH 2020 Introduction to Differential Equations 3
CHEM 1111 Introductory Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 150L) 5
PHYSICS 2111 Physics: Mechanics and Heat 4
PHYSICS 2111L Mechanics and Heat Laboratory 1
PHYSICS 2112 Physics: Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics 4
PHYSICS 2112L Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics Laboratory 1
ENGR 2310 Statics 3
ENGR 2320 Dynamics 3
ENGL 1100 First-Year Writing (MOTR ENGL 200) 3

Total Hours


Engineering Core Requirements

CMP SCI 1250 Introduction to Computing 3
J E COMM 2000 Engineering Studio I 1
J E MATH 3170 Engineering Mathematics 4
ENGL 3130 Technical Writing 3

Total Hours


 Electrical Engineering Major Requirements

J CMP SC 1002 Introduction to Computing Tools: Matlab Skills 1
J E ENGR 2320 Introduction to Electronic Circuits 3
J E ENGR 2300 Introduction to Electrical Networks 3
J E ENGR 2330 Electrical and Electronic Circuits Laboratory 3
J E ENGR 2600 Introduction to Digital Logic and Computer Design 3
J E ENGR 3300 Engineering Electromagnetic Principles 3
J E ENGR 3310 Electronics Laboratory 3
J E ENGR 3320 Power, Energy and Polyphase Circuits 3
J E ENGR 3510 Signals and Systems 3
J E ENGR 4350 Electrical Energy Laboratory 3
J E ENGR 4410/J M ENGR 4310 Control Systems I 3
J E ENGR 4980 Electrical Engineering Design Projects 3
J E ENGR 4990 Electrical Engineering Senior Seminar 1
J E MATH 3260 Probability and Statistics for Engineering 3
J M ENGR 3200 Thermodynamics 3
Electrical Engineering Electives 3000-4990 12

Total Hours


All majors must meet the general education requirements of the university in addition to completing degree-specific curriculum requirements.4

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Non-Missouri Residents: Prospective students are responsible for reviewing the NC-SARA state authorizations page to see if this program is offered in their state throughout their program and to review the licensure or certification requirements for the state in which they reside.

Academic Year Enrollment Graduates
2017-2018 86 19
2018-2019 96 20
2019-2020 105 32
2020-2021 89 27
2021-2022 76 21
2022-2023 64 17

Student organizations

Make new friends and learn new skills by joining one of our Recognized Student Organizations. Here are several opportunities you may be interested in as an electrical engineering major:

Networking Opportunities

Meet local professionals and enrich your experience through the Society of Future Engineers Speaker Series. Every semester, three professionals involving in civil engineering in St. Louis visit to campus share their expertise.

You can also network through our mentorship program, which pairs undergraduates with mentors in the industry, many of whom are alumni.

Honors College

The UMSL Honors College is a certificate program that can be paired with any major without adding extra classes or extending time to graduate. Classes in the Honors College are seminar-style, meaning that they are based in reading, writing, discussion, and critical thinking. This unique class format fosters an intellectual climate centered around democracy, diversity, civility and academic excellence.

Undergraduate research

We encourage and support students as they engage in exciting activities in and outside of the classroom that enrich their academic and professional understanding of their chosen area of study. All majors are encouraged to participate in Undergraduate Research and Scholarship to produce discipline-specific intellectual or creative innovations to their field.